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  • Collected Later Poems 1988-2000by R.S. Thomas

    Bloodaxe Books 2011; US$ 16.04

    R.S. Thomas (1913-2000) is one of the major poets of our time, as well as one of the finest religious poets in the English language and Wales's greatest poet. This substantial gathering of his late poems shows us the final flowering of a truly great poet still writing at the height of his powers right through his 70s and 80s. It begins with his autobiographical... more...

  • Critics of Capitalismby Elisabeth Jay; Richard Jay

    Cambridge University Press 1986; US$ 52.00

    By the start of the Victorian period the school of British economists acknowledging Adam Smith as its master was in the ascendancy. 'Political Economy', a catch-all title which ignored the diversity of viewpoints to be found amongst the discipline's leading proponents, became associated in the popular mind with moral and political forces held to be... more...

  • New Poetries Vby Michael Schmidt; Eleanor Crawforth

    Carcanet 2011; US$ 9.45

    For two decades New Poetries has been a proving-ground for new poets in English from around the world. Here readers first encountered, in generous selections, work by, among others, Caroline Bird, Stephen Burt, Sophie Hannah, Emma Jones, Nicole Krauss, Patrick McGuinness, Kei Miller, David Morley, Sinéad Morrissey, Togara Muzanenhamo, Matthew... more...

  • Collected Poemsby Edwin Morgan

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 14.55

    Edwin Morgan 'catches in full sight' in his lyric epiphanies, in the focus and refocus of sequences, the wily relocation of words in concrete poems, the weird rhythms of sound poems. His transforming imagination is democratic, generous and inclusive. Even the sonnet form becomes a new experiment for a poet of questing and anarchic vision, unwilling... more...

  • Canzoniereby Francesco Petrarch; Francesco Petrarca; J.G. Nichols

    Carcanet 2012; US$ 10.91

    The Canzoniere of Petrarch (1304-74) is among Europe's most famous and influential books of lyrics. The focus of this large collection (7,500 lines) is Petrarch's lifelong love for the mysterious Laura, but the themes he treats are many and various. Often regarded as the first modern man to emerge from a mediaeval world, Petrarch remains modern in... more...

  • Anthony Trollope - An Autobiographyby Anthony Trollope

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The fascinating autobiography of one of the Victorian era’s greatest authors. Anthony Trollope is loved by many around the world, and many celebrities have cited him as one of their favourite authors, including former British Prime Minister Sir John Major, and legendary thespian Sir Alec Guinness, who never travelled without a Trollope novel. more...

  • Essential Poems from the Staying Alive Trilogyby Neil Astley

    Bloodaxe Books 2012; US$ 16.04

    Staying Alive, Being Alive and Being Human have introduced many thousands of new readers to contemporary poetry, and have helped poetry lovers to discover the little known riches of world poetry. Each anthology in the Staying Alive trilogy has 500 poems to touch the heart, stir the mind and fire the spirit. These books have been enormously popular... more...

  • Oranges and Lemonsby Karen Dolby

    Michael O' Mara Books 2012; US$ 9.99

    Presents a collection of the most well-known and best-loved nursery rhymes, along with some that may be less familiar. This book examines the history of rhymes, how they have evolved through the centuries, and the controversies surrounding their origins. It looks at classic favourites such as "Humpty Dumpty", "Ring O' Roses" and "Georgie Porgie". more...

  • Diaries and Journals of Literary Womenby Judy Simons

    Palgrave Macmillan 1990; US$ 53.00

    This highly original book investigates the part played by their personal writings in the lives of eight literary women. Can private journals provide information about their authors' public works? Do diaries dramatise the development of an individual literary `voice'? What was the special attraction of the diary form for women, and why has it been so... more...

  • East is Eastby Ayub Khan-Din

    Nick Hern Books 2012; US$ 10.99

    The play that gave birth to the smash-hit film - a wonderful comedy about growing up in multiracial Salford. The six Khan children, entangled in arranged marriages and bell-bottoms, are trying to find their way growing up in 1970s Salford. They are all caught between their Pakistani father's insistence on Asian traditions, their English mother's... more...